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with hurricane sandy in new york -- in a slightly different round with hurricane sandy in new york. their efforts to make sure that their infrastructure was as robust as possible. >> why is it that goldman sachs has the electricity and power going on when the rest of manhattan and hudson street was dark? did 60 hudson go down as well? we even had problems getting e- mails sent from washington to new york connected. >> like every major internet building in new york, we switched over successfully to diesel power. the week before last, the internet in new york ran on diesel. it was as simple as that. they have backup generators. when you visit, there is always a point on the tour where there is a room filled with four megawatt diesel generators. and that case of another important hub, a building owned entirely by google, in both spaces, both generator switched over. internet was running on diesel. there is one that was not successfully switched over. another common example -- the fuel pump was in the basement. the basement is flooded. you could attempt as they did to have a bucket brigade of diesel
with sandy, the hurricane, when all of the broadband networks failed, radio -- if they have got electricity or can get it on a mobile device, they can see this live, and sometimes the information transmitted can be a matter of life and death. >> do you think if not enough broadcasters come forward to offer spectrum, the industry will look to congress to put in place something mandatory to force may be some smaller broadcasters to get out of the game, open up more spectrum? >> we have to be prepared for that. i think it is certainly a possibility, but at the end of the day, i think the world of tomorrow has to be a future of broadcast and broadband, and if it is just one, it will fail the american people, and if it is just one, all of the other public values, decency, localism, like free, that goes away. for example, your sports team, your university, if they were in a bowl game that you wanted to watch that was not broadcast, then you had better have the right cable subscription in be paying your bill, or you would not watch the game -- and paying your bill, or you will not be watching the
't have a future. you know, i think we have just seen, for example, with hurricane sandy, when all of the broadband networks fail, the constant is broadcast radio and television. the people can get it on a mobile device, they can see this stuff live. sometimes that information is transmitted and can be a matter of life or death. >> guest: do you think it's not enough to come forward that the wireless industry will look to congress to say something mandatory to for some of the broadcast to open up more spectrum's? >> we have to be prepared for that. i think that is certainly a possibility. but at the end of the day, i think it has to be the future of broadcast and broadband. if it is just one, it will fail the american people. for example, sports teams or any bowl game that he wanted to watch that wasn't broadcast, you better have the right cable channel or subscription. you better be paying your bill or you won't be able to watch the game. i don't think the american people wanted go there. but. >> host: there were figures that look at broadcast television. a total of 5.8 million ho
. and, you know, i think we've just seen, for example, in sandy, the hurricane, when all of the broadband networks fail, the constant is broadcast radio and television. and if people have got electricity or if they can get it on a mobile device, they can see this stuff live. and sometimes that information that is transmitted can be a matter of life and death. >> do you think that, um, if not enough channels broadcasters come forward to volunteer spectrum, that the broadcast industry will look to congress to maybe put something in place mandatory to maybe force some of our smaller broadcasters to get out of the game and open up more spectrum? >> guest: you know, we have to be prepared for that. i think that that's certainly a possibility,, um, at the end of the day i think the world of tomorrow has to be a future of broadcast and broadband, and if it's just one, it will fail the american people. and if it's just one, all of the other public values like decency, like localism, like free, that goes away. and so when you want to, for example, if you're a sports team, if your
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